The deadline to Apply to Graduate on SOLAR is Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Applying for Graduation
be a senior (U4 standing)
have a valid major declared on record
have completed + in progress credits totaling at least 105 credits
For further information, please visit the Office of the Registrar.
PLEASE NOTE: Applying for graduation after this deadline WILL NOT guarantee that your name will appear in the printed Commencement program.
All Candidates who have Applied to Graduate by Thursday, March 1 will gain access to the Ceremony Registration Form (CRF) in their SOLAR account beginning Friday, March 2.
The CRF is the Candidates intent to participate in the following Commencement Ceremonies:
Successful submission of the CRF on SOLAR means:
For information regarding Department Convocations, please reach out to the Department Representative.
Senior Class Portraits
To make your portrait appointment, go to: www.thorntonstudio.com
Click on Schedule Portrait Sitting and enter School Code: 02838 or call 800.883.9449 or see the portrait photographer.
Cap & Gown will be provided by the photographer. It is recommended that you dress as you would for a job interview.
Senior Class Portrait Seating's will be available during the dates/times below:
- Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 11:00am - 7:00pm | Charles B. Wang Center, Room 102
- Friday, March 30, 2018 | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Charles B. Wang Center, Room 101
- Monday, April 2, 2018 | 11:00am - 7:00pm | Charles B. Wang Center, Room 301
- Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 11:00am - 7:00pm | Charles B. Wang Center, Room 101
- Sunday, April 15, 2018 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm | Charles B. Wang Center, Room 101
- Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 11:00am - 7:00pm | Charles B. Wang Center, Room 102
- Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 11:00am - 7:00pm | Charles B. Wang Center, Room 102
For further information regarding Senior Class Portraits please contact Undergraduate Student Government.
Candidates are required to wear academic attire to attend the University's Main Commencement, Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and Department Convocations.
Bachelors and Masters Candidates can purchase their academic attire at Shop Red West beginning Tuesday, April 17, 2018 up until the day of Commencement.
Bachelors Degree: $70.98 + Tax *Purchase
Masters Degree: $75.98 + Tax *Purchase
Doctoral Regalia is available for ordering online until April 16, 2018 at HerffJones.com/college/sbu
Doctoral Degree: $146.00 + Tax *Rented
$713.20 + Tax *Purchase
Candidates who do not order online before April 16, will need to visit Shop Red West or Shop Rest East to obtain or order regalia.
Delivery & Returns
Candidates who order online by April 16 will be able to pick up their regalia beginning May 11 at Shop Red West or Shop Red East, if you are a Candidate on East campus.
All rented Regalia must be returned to Shop Red West or Shop Red East by May 24 at 6:00 PM.
Candidates who have completed the Ceremony Registration Form (CRF) by Sunday, May 6 at midnight on SOLAR will recieve an email to their Stony Brook University account on Monday, May 7 with access to the Online Ticket Portal. All Candidates will recieve (3) Guest Tickets to the University's Main Commencement Ceremony at that time.
Ticket holders must present either a printed ticket or the QR code on a mobile device to be scanned for entry. Tickets are unique by QR code and admit one. Duplicate tickets will not scan and will not provide entry into the Ceremony. Violations are subject to disciplinary action.
Join us as we kick off our Commencement countdown with a two-day fair designed to assist you with in preparing for the big day. Find all the information you need for graduation and beyond.
CEREMONY AND TICKET INFORMATION ★ CAPS AND GOWNS ★ GRADUATION PORTRAITS ★ CLASS RINGS
CAREER SERVICES ★ ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ★ SENIOR CLASS GIFT
TWO DAYS ONLY
April 17, 2018 & April 18, 2018
11am - 6pm
Shop Red West, Lower Level, Melville Library
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University's Main Commencement is Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11am
Click Here to Download the list of Department Convocations for May 2018.
Come one, come all and enjoy a Commencement Brunch with your fellow graduates, family and friends directly after the Main University Commencement on Friday, May 18!
Candidates with International Guests
International students or domestic students wishing to invite international family, please visit:
Visa and Immigration Services
Stony Brook University
E5310, Melville Library
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3393
Telephone: (631) 632-4685
Fax: (631) 632-7064
Pay it forward. Start your legacy. Be recognized.
Join other students from this year's class by making your senior class gift online today at stonybrook.edu/seniorclassgift